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  1. 1. Senior Class Meeting January 29 th , 2007
  2. 2. Schedule: Main Match <ul><li>January 15, 2007 Rank Order List Entry Begins </li></ul><ul><li>February 21, 2007 Deadline: ROL Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9:00 PM EST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 12, 2007 Did I Match? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noon EST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 13, 2007 List of Unfilled Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noon EST (Scramble Begins) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 15, 2007 Match Day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 PM EST (Where Did I Match?) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. UMSM Match Week Schedule <ul><li>Monday, March 12 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Matched and unmatched information on applicants posted to the Web at 12:00 noon EST. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, March 13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast with unmatched students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12:00 noon EST: Locations of all unfilled positions are released to applicants and programs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scramble begins. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thursday, March 15 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match results for applicants are posted on the NRMP Web site at 1:00 p.m. EST. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Frequently Asked Questions
  5. 5. FAQ #1: <ul><li>Should I contact my #1 program and tell them that I am going to rank them #1? </li></ul>
  6. 6. FAQ #2: <ul><li>Should I go back to my favorite program for a ____ visit? ( fill in the blank with any number ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. FAQ #3: <ul><li>Should I believe all of those flattering comments they made about me when I visited the program? </li></ul>
  8. 8. FAMOUS EASTERN MEDICAL SCHOOL GENERAL HOSPITAL <ul><li>Dear Applicant: </li></ul><ul><li>We have thoroughly enjoyed your visit with us and it is clear that you will excel wherever you choose to go. </li></ul><ul><li>You represent the kind of candidate that has traditionally done well in our program and we hope to have the opportunity to work with you in the coming year.* </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yours sincerely, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Program Director </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>* (Note: This letter is sent to all applicants who interview with us, including those we won’t rank)
  9. 9. FAQ #4: <ul><li>How should I rank programs? </li></ul>
  10. 10. How should I rank programs? <ul><li>What are the main qualities I am looking for in a program? </li></ul><ul><li>How well does each program rank in each quality? </li></ul><ul><li>Assess competitiveness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yourself </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make your ROL long enough </li></ul><ul><li>Go for the “reach” program </li></ul><ul><li>Include a “safety” program </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Compare Programs Qualities: 5=Most important, 1=Least important Rank: 3=Great, 2=Good, 1=OK, 0=Poor 1 6 3 12 15 Total 37 1 3 1 3 3 Rank BMH 3 3 3 2 2 Rank Total Rank Total 4 1 8 Research (4) 21 36 Total points 4 2 6 Board pass rates (2) 2 2 3 Location (1) 6 2 9 Happy residents (3) 5 1 10 Reputation (5) MMC GMC
  12. 12. Submitting the Rank Order List <ul><li>Review ROL section of User Guide – </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use your AAMC ID and password to login to the NRMP’s Registration, Ranking, and Results (R3) System </li></ul><ul><li>Couples must register both partners’ AAMC IDs in their NRMP files </li></ul><ul><li>Your NRMP/AAMC ID and your ERAS/AAMC ID must be the same </li></ul>
  13. 13. Submitting the Rank Order List <ul><li>Remember to designate a supplemental list for each PGY-2 position </li></ul><ul><li>Include preliminary positions at bottom of the ROL if you want a PGY-1 position even if you don’t match into a PGY-2 spot. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fees <ul><li>Registration fee $40 </li></ul><ul><li>Late registration $50 additional (after Dec. 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Couples $15 per partner </li></ul><ul><li>Primary ROL 1-20 programs: No charge </li></ul><ul><li>Additional programs $30/program ranked </li></ul><ul><li>Supplemental ROL(s) 1-20 programs: No charge </li></ul><ul><li>Additional programs $30/program ranked on all </li></ul><ul><li> supplemental lists combined </li></ul><ul><li>Couples ROL 30 programs before extra </li></ul><ul><li>fees are charged </li></ul>
  15. 15. Advice about the ROL <ul><li>Prepare a rank order list worksheet with the correct program codes in order of preference before entering “My Rank Order List” </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PROGRAMS ON YOUR RANK ORDER LIST TO WHICH YOU DO NOT WANT TO MATCH!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to certify your rank order list </li></ul><ul><li>Complete your list at least a week before the February 21 st deadline </li></ul>
  16. 16. NRMP Rules <ul><li>Programs in the Match can take US allopathic seniors only through the NRMP or other matches. </li></ul><ul><li>You can express interest in a program but you cannot ask how you will be ranked. </li></ul><ul><li>A program cannot demand to know how it will be ranked by the applicant. </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants and programs are bound by the results of the Match. </li></ul>
  17. 17. FAQ #5 <ul><li>What should my back up plan be if I don’t match? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Options <ul><li>Realistically appraise your situation ! </li></ul><ul><li>Scramble </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary / transitional year </li></ul><ul><li>Find-a-Resident </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Time-off </li></ul>
  19. 19. Useful Resources <ul><li>ACGME – provides list of accredited and unaccredited programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:// / </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Graduation Checklist <ul><li>Complete all required courses and senior credits (deadline for scheduling changes – January 31, 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Check to make certain that all grades / evaluations have been submitted </li></ul><ul><li>Sit for USMLE Step 2 CS and CK </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>Pay any outstanding balances (i.e. tuition, library) </li></ul><ul><li>Register for graduation on MyUM </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your name, with phonetic spelling (Agnes) </li></ul><ul><li>Return your ID badge and security access card to the Office of Student Affairs (to receive diploma) </li></ul>
  21. 21. Register for Graduation on MyUM <ul><li>The process must be completed online by March 3rd, 2007. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up to graduate (Graduation date 5/12/07) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order your diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your name exactly how it is to appear on your diploma. (Be careful, the system is case sensitive). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order your regalia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gowns are fitted by size then height. (e.g. Enter S, M, L, XL etc. then 5’5’’) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indicate how many guest you expect to attend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide your permanent address </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. AAMC GRADUATION QUESTIONNAIRE TOKEN: 4ArvR6 <ul><li>Program Evaluation Survey (REQUIRED) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This survey is anonymous, meaning that no personally identifiable information will be collected </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supplemental Survey on Career Intentions, Financial Aid, and Indebtedness (ELECTIVE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This survey includes personally identifiable information that will be used for appropriate matching with other AAMC data sets for analytical purposes </li></ul></ul>